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Oct 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
out of the way. we have had a lot of flooding and wind and problems and the towns and cities we were telling you about yesterday, ocean city, new york, they are really reporting damage today. >> we will check in with those places. let's send it over to lynette charles. >>> we are not done yet. we are going to begin to wind things down throughout the day. lots of rain to show you, i'm going to show you that in a second. sandy is moving over pennsylvania. it made landfall last night, and we are going to be seeing a little bit of change in the forecast. for now, the winds sustained 7 a miles an hour, moving to the northwest at 16 miles an hour. this is the most important thing to us this morning. we have plenty of rain moving in across the picture. plenty of rain yesterday, we are going to add on top of that. plenty of flood watches, flood warnings, that will continue through today and in to tomorrow. the heaviest rain moving through baltimore, washington, the heavy rain bands will continue even some back towards the west and the further west you go, you are going to run in to snowfall.
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
harford county getting in on wet weather. chesapeake city going in-- getting in on light showers. and essex and points further to the south in dc if you are traveling that way this morning -- traveling that way this morning wet weather. montgomery county around silver spring getting wet weather. this is the trend through the morning. but also we are dealing with some chilly temperatures again just like yesterday. temperatures at 4 # degrees for -- 46 degrees from millersville and edgewater. and patchy fog as well. take it easy. this is what it locks like a chilly start -- looks like. a chilly start to the day and by lunchtime the temperature at 52. the high is around 57 degreesch let's check the traffic with lauren cook. good morning. how are the roads looking. >> reporter: good morning. as you mentioned, we are off to a wet start. so roads will be slick and we are dealing with patchy fog across the region. so a good morning to turn on the low beams. traveling through the tunnels there's nothing to get in your way. fort mchenry tunnel as well as harbor tunnel are nice and clear.
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
. police say the men abducted several victims from bus stops in baltimore county and the city. the first two cases involved teen girls who were abducted from a bus stop in catensville, held at gunpoint and then sexually assaulted. then a man and woman were abducted near a mta bus stop in the city. the woman was robbed and then let go. >> very traumatic to me and it's also very scary that you can't stand on a street corner to get a bus and not feel safe. >>reporter: now, police believe there may be more victims who have yet to come forward. if this case sounds familiar to you, please call police in baltimore county or the city. we're live at county headquarters, linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> baltimore police are on hunt this morning for an escaped prisoner. according to police, the unidentified man ran off last night while being transported in the northeast district. they say the prisoner who was still wearing handcuffs when he got away was still seen in a wooded area in the 900 block of argon drive. >>> good news for those of you living in west baltimore, truck 10 will stay open. officials
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >>> firefighters want to make sure this tragedy never happens. they were in the city working to keep families safe going door to door checking smoke detectors. >> we are canvassing the entire city of baltimore. for fighters from every fire station and engine and truck on ground going into the communities checking with residents to make certain that they have working smoke alarms. >> the firefighters didn't make it to your house and you need a working smoke detector call 311. >>> ten years ago drug dealers killed 7 members of the dawson family. it's one of the worst tragedies to hit baltimore. since then a neighborhood center has been built in their memory. the dawson safe haven center provides everything from housing assistance to job training as well as after school programs for neighborhood kids. tomorrow the senter will host a memorial to -- center will host a memorial to remember the dawson family. >>> happening today, the naacp will make an important announcement concern the upcoming election. abc2 news linda so is here to tell us what they are going to be supporting. >> re
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
disturbing case of abuse that happened in baltimore city. control officers brought in a six month old pit bull puppy and into the bark shelter and south baltimore. they named the puppy molly and bite wounds on the face, paws and they are deep and infected and skin missing from both sides of the body causing the areas to bulge out. now there is a chance that molly is going to survive her injuries. the dog was found in an abandoned home which is not far from the shopping center. a contractor found the dog tied up in the basement. >> i get upset thinking about it, i don't know how someone can do that to a dog. >> we have more video of molly, it is posted at www.abc2news.com. officials are hoping that someone will see the story and feel compelled to come forward with information. >>> other stories this morning, not guilty, that's how a judge found the adults facing charges related to a crash on route 50. four people and three teens re debby and josh were franco were accused of giving them alcohol. statement from witnesses and police on the scene of the crash did not match statements heard in
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
-- right here in baltimore reduce visible. if you are use the jfx into the city, no delays from the beltway all the way downtown to eat fayette street. everything is up to speed through the fort mchenry and harbor tunnel. 695 looking live outside at old court road, nothing to get in your way as you travel down towards 95. here's a shot of the beltway in parkville at harford road. everything is moving along. no problems up to towson. that's the abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. >>> 4:32. many of us are waking up a little less gritty eyed because there's no late night watching the orioles and yankees thanks to a travel day. that's going to change tonight. we will get you ready for the game. city is host -- the city is hosting a pep rally and charley is live with more details at city hall with more details of what's in store. i am so used to seeing you at the yard i forgot where you were. but you are ready to party. >> reporter: they kicked me out of camden yards and said get out of here. the o's are on the road and sent me to city hall. remember what it was like in high school
ABC
Oct 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
. all he needs now is the city council's approval. last night's confirmation hearing he answered questions and listened to concerned citizens, he's prepared to deal with the strained relations with police and neighbors in some communities. >> will work diligently to earn your trust. we will be professional, we will be courteous, and we will treat people with respect and expect the same in return. >> he is a former police chief and long beach, california as well as in oakland. he was nominated by the mayor and spent some time in baltimore in summer. the -- in summer. the council is expected to approve the appointment on monday. >>> and listen up because you may have overpaid the water bill and you could be getting some money back. baltimore city officials admit there's nearly 40,000 city water customers who paid too much for their service. they have since been refunded but that's not stopped one official from filing a class action lawsuit. fred con away is speaking monetary -- seeking monetary damages for those affected. it alleges unfair treatment from the city because they allow
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
you are using the jfx, there are no delays right now heading into the city. looking at a typical 11-minute ride southbound from the beltway downtown to east fayette street. everything is up to speed through the fort mchenry tunnel and harbor tunnel. and checking at a live look outside at liberty road at the beltway everything is moving along. no problems towards 95 or using the inner loop through pikesville. here's what it hocks like inparkville at harford -- looks like in parkville at harford road. no concerns. that's a look at your traffic. >>> bayonets and battleships and bailouts that's what you will hear all morning following thethird and final presidential debate. president obama and mitt romney faced off at lynn university. the candidates were forced to answer tough questions on foreign policy. >> reporter: this debate lasted 90 minutes and covered a wide variety of topics related to foreign policy. mitt romney and president obama sat side by side and that format didn't stop them from attacking each other. >> attack me is not an agenda. >> the world needs a strong america and
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
. this morning if you are using the jfx to get into the city, there are no delays from the beltway downtown and checking in and looking live at some beltway, here's what the west side looks like at liberty road. no problems traveling on that outer loop towards 95. and if you are traveling the beltway in parkville here's wh it looks like at harford road down towards 95 a no problems on the outer loop up towards towson. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. >>> news time 4:32. new developments this morning in the deadly meningitis outbreak. >> health officials fear hundreds nationwide could be at risk for contracting the illness. people in six states have been infected but officials say there's a potential for more in 23 states including maryland so far. there have been two confirmed cases including one death. >> all the patients who have come down with meningitis received steroid shots from back pain. you might wonder how do i find out if i am at risk. coming up at 5 this morning, we are going to have a live report explaining everything that you need to know
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
. if you are using the jfx to get into the city, there are no problems traveling from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street. that will take you the typical 11 minutes. everything is up to speed through the fort mchenry tunnel and the harbor tunnel. and using 695 asin and look live outside, here, at liberty road, no problems to report. it will be nice and clear as you travel down towards 95. or if you are using the inner loop up through pikesville. in overlea nothing to get in your way traveling down 95 or using the outer loop towards towson. that's the abc2 timesaver traffic charley over to you. >>> orioles nailed down the playoff spot. the team got news during the bizarre plane ride to tampa. midway through the flight a fire started in the forward galley leading to a emergency landing in jacksonville. after a short time, the team got back on the plane and finished the flight down to tampa for a season ending series with the rays and it has play off implications. sheryl conner has more on the amazing final regular home series. >> reporter: the boys of summer are now the boy
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
we have been waiting 15 years for and the city is excited. and send your pictures to us. we have a slide show. we don't want to you forget about the other birds. they are leading now in the north with a 4-1 record. >>> her life was cut short by violence as it affects so many teens. tonight family and friends of the 16-year-old will hold a vigil. she has shot on sunday night. her friends say it will give everyone a chance to mourn the loss. police are looking for the girl's killer. they have little evidence right now but know she had multiple run ins with the law. >>> and law enforcement want to do everything they can to keep you safe by preventing accidental shootings. police are now calling on gun owners to secure the weapons. and the police chief and the county executive will announce a new gun law. the program is in response to the gun related incidents the two area schools. >>> and a student at perry hall and a victim of a shooting there. as he is recovering, the community wants to help out in any way they can. tomorrow the baltimore blast will hold an event called goals for da
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 4:30am EDT
afternoon. stepping out the door, chilly temperatures, ellicott city 48. light wind northwest at 3 miles an hour. fredericks temperatures 46 degrees, frostburg, coming in at 45. you need the coat. we are feeling it. as we look at the most powerful radar, we are dry, we are going to stay that way as we go through the rest of today. it's going be a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine in the folk for you. we will start on the chilly note, lots of sunshine in to 9:00, 10:00, that will continue as we go in to lunchtime. mostly sunny skys with a high temperature topping around 70. lunchtime eat outdoors with the temperature around 65 degrees. now a check of the time saver traffic with loren cook. >>> good morning, it was perfect weather for the susan g komen race and nice to see everybody support each other. if you are traveling through the tunnels, there is nothing to get in your way. fort mc henry, nice and clear. no delays on the jfx. you are looking at a typical 11 minute ride from towson, all the way downtown. as we check in and look at the west side of the beltway, liberty, every
ABC
Oct 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
of pain to an end for charm city. now the o's' manager buck showalter is being we can 90sed for his -- recognized for his achievements. sporting news names him the american league manager of the year. buck says he's done all year, he pointed to the team and said it belongs to them. class act guy. >>> all right, the winner of this year's world series could help predict the outcome of the presidential election. you see, since 1908, when an american league team wins the world series, there is a 59% chance that a republican will be elected. when the national league team wins, well, there's a 67% chance that a democrat will win. in the last three election cycles this prediction has been deadon. in 2000 and 2004 american league teams won the world series both times republican george w. bush won and of course in 2008 the national league won that. a democrat, barack obama took office. >>> you know there are people out there with multiple degrees in various scientific knowledge mathematics engineering. >> it all depend on who winning the world series. >> just go play baseball. >>> all right,
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
are traveling knot of baltimore city or west. definitely watchout for that. if you are using the jfx in to the city, no delays southbound, from the beltway, all the way downtown to east fayette street. that stretch will take you 11 minutes. everything will remain up to speed through the fort mc henry, 695 and looking outside, here on the west side, liberty road, no problems down towards 95 or up to 83. here is what the beltway looks like, not too many cars yet at bel air, no problems up to 83. that's a look at your time saver traffic. >>> top stories on this tuesday morning, today marks the 10 year anniversary since the beginning of the sniper attacks that terrorized the washington region. october 2nd, john mohammad and his accomplice embarked on the killing spree. they killed 10 people while wounding three others. people in virginia, dc and maryland, were terrified to spend time outside. in a rare and chilling interview with the washington post, 27 years old, mallvo is speaking about the horrific days and apologizing to the > if you look up the definiti
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 4:30am EDT
has shut down the route 50 in ocean city and the heavy rains are causing the camera to shake. we will let you know how the storm will impact baltimore coming up on good morning maryland. >>> you are watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> not ghost or goblins you have to fear but flooding, power outages and strong winds thanks to hurricane sandy. >> we are tracking the super storm all morning. good morning maryland continues with our team coverage right now. thanks for joining us. we have been on the air for half an hour coming on early for you this morning because the big story is the storm and how it will impact your life. >> let's get to meteorologist lynette charles with more on the storm and its track and how soon it could reach us. here's a live shot of virginia beach virginia if i am not mistaken that's about the position of the storm. >> it's off the coast of virginia. and it's lashing that area. and even we are getting in on some of that rain. i am going to zoom in closer in a second. but i want to step out so you can see the scope of the storm
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
whatsoever. it will be clear from route 43 all the way into the city. and if you are traveling on 695, as we check in and take a look right now in parkville at hartford road, everything up to speed. no problems to report as you do travel up to 83, but just a reminder, the roads are going to be really wet. we're still dealing with power outages, and if you do come across an intersection without a working traffic signal, be sure to treat it as a four-way stop. megan and charley, over to you. >>> when hurricane sandy blew through and blew out the power for a lot of people in our area, they were left in the dark. >> there are still thousands in the dark this morning and abc 2 new' linda stow is live in towson with the latest on restoration efforts. how are things going today? >>reporter: i just got off the phone with the spokesperson and she tells us overnight significant progress was made, more than 30,000 homes were restored. we're at the corner of stevenson and hillan in towson and as you can see, you are still going to have power outages. interest are more than 85,000 customers still
ABC
Oct 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
. we will find out if he is going to be moving to charm city. this is a hot topic on our facebook page. we want you to tell us where he should buy. head to abc2news.com/facebook, let us know what you think. >>> you keep your kids off of sites like facebook, worried about how they will come in contact with other people. what agout gaming systems, play stations or x box? you may think twice after you hear this story. four children in iowa have gone missing, their mother of one of them, corey, says he met his girlfriend, playing x box games on line, and believe it is two plan to runaway together. two are from iowa, the two girls are from shellsburg, nearby four hours away, they have been gone since saturday. the mom kept corey off of facebook because she didn't want him to meet people on line never realizing her son could do the same thing on x box. police believe the teens maybe headed to a skate board show in florida. they were seen driving a jeep cherokee without a license plate. they could be on their way to florida for a skate board show. if you are worried about what you need t
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
to get into the city there are no delays right now from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street. everything will remain up to speed traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel. as well as the harbor tunnel. and as we check in and take a live look outside here on the west side of the beltway. no problems to report from liberty road all the way down to route 40 and here's how it's shaping up in parkville at harford road. no problems on the inner loop down to 95 and the outer loop nice and clear up to towson. uuu. >>> we begin this morning with breaking news from overnight. in east baltimore police are investigating a shooting involving one of their own. it happened around 12:30 near the 1500 block of east land bell street. that's near oliver neighborhood a few blocks east of the green mount cemetery. on the twitter feed the baltimore police say the person that was shot was taken to the hospital and the officer wasn't injured. once we have details we'll bring them to you here on "good morning maryland." >>> that police shooting comes less than 48 hours after an autopsy
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
many people in maryland are affected. a live update ahead. city officials want to make sure your children stay in school. the plans to combat chronic absences. thank you for joining us. charley crowson out live at the yard. we will check in with him in a bit. a rainy day yesterday. let's send it over to lynette charles. >>> it's here to stay for today and warming things up then. rain showers are gone, not picking up on a lot this morning. in to the afternoon, there is a possible for more rain to push in to the picture. we have the game tonight, but we could be having the rain gear and maybe rain delays. now, temperatures are very chilly this morning. very brisk, 41 arbutus. annapolis 46. 41 buoy. grab the coat as you head out the door. we are looking at the planner throughout the day. waking up to chilly temperatures around 9:00. 44 degrees. 48 around 11:00. lunchtime 54, with partly cloudy skies. now a check of the time saver traffic with loren cook. >>> we are dealing with patchy fog. you want to expect reduced visibility. using the jfx in to the city, there is nothing to get i
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
kevin cartwright with the baltimore city fire department joining me live here. you know, chief, just -- a very sad scene this morning. four children, tell me a little bit about what happened this morning. >> yeah, this is something we never look forward to. but just after 2:00 this morning, our firefighters arrived on location to a very dramatic scene involving an intense fire with heavy fire load and smoke conditions coming from a two story brick home. we also noted that there was one adult man actually jumping from the second floor window in an effort to escape these intense flames and heat. our firefighters went inside with attack lines, those expert witness to suppress the fire where it was reported that people were on the second floor. it was during that time that one of the firefighters actually fell through the first second floor, into the basement level into another firefighter. mayday was sounded. they both were rescued. in addition to ets to try and rescue victims inside but unfortunately they did potentialish. believed to be an adult woman and four children relatives. >> r
ABC
Oct 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: 80 degrees is pretty nice. traveling on 95 no problems from white marsh into the city. that will take you 14 minutes. and everything will remain up to speed through the fort mchenry tunnel and harbor tunnel. checking in and looking outside, this is the beltway at liberty road. nothing to get in your way traveling on the outer loop towards route 40 or inner loop towards pikesville. parkville at harford road, no concerns up to 83 or the inner loop towards 95. now over to you megan and charley. >>> doesn't matter if you are the driver or passenger. texting behind the wheel is dangerous for everyone involved. you are 23 times more likely to crash inform you are texts than if you are drinking. today your experience the difficulties of driving safely while texting. there's going to be a car hooked up to a virt yowl game happening at the -- virtual game in glen burnie. it demonstrates the implications of the potentially deadly practice. high school students will be there to participate in the exercise. >>> students on the campus of notre dame in married are -- maryland are told to
ABC
Oct 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
trouble in ellicott city war fallen utility pole has shut down. you want to use interstate 70. no problems on 70 from columbia pike to 695. and as we check in and look live outside, here on 695, at herbert road, everything up to -- liberty road, everything up to speed. nothing in your way traveling to route 40. in parkville at harford road no problems from parkville to towson. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charley over to you. >>> 4:32. the mta has a new polysus -- policy causing controversy. if you ride the bus someone is watching and listening to your conversation. the question is raised does it make you safer or is it an invasion of privacy. abc2 news sherrie johnson has the story. i imagine they are doing this because there's a need. >> reporter: basically the mtawants to use cameras to beef up security. aid investigateddive tool with 10 on every bus. four outside and 6 inside that will record your every move and every word. the mta has always had surveillance video, but audio was not always off limits. that's until now. the mta says the passengers' safety is
ABC
Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
evening. >> he isn't the summer getting to note ends and out of our city. now he is ready to make his mark. first, thodges batts will have to get through the confirmation hearings. rosie? >> the city council chamber is packed with not only the city council but others. we get to hear from acting commissioner anthony batts. he has an interesting resume. he is also a lecturer at harford and has a ph.d in public administration. he said crime is more than stats and numbers that crime is about people. he wants to impact people and neighborhoods in this city. here's what he had to say. >> sharing my goal to build on positive community interaction. earning count trust will come with time and with hard work and our actions will speak louder than our words. without trust from the public we cannot and we will not succeed. >> one of the things that he also talked about, he says he wants to change a few things in the city, some of the internal structures. he said there's also a need to basically improve some of the physical aspect, vehicles, radio system. he wants to build a good working relations
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
close call for baltimore and the ocean city area. we have more on what could happen with the different scenarios with sandy, coming up. >>> what a mess that's coming our way. winds, rain and high tide, coupled with a storm surge, producing flooding along the bay, befores that's one of the many concerns with the storm. jeff hager is standing by live in baltimore with more on the counties preparations. >> emergency managers in baltimore and harford counties are well underway and preparing for hurricane sandy, they want you to be prepared as well. the rush is already on, among boat owners to move vessels as we witness at the outer point yacht club, after past storms like irene isabelle and agnus, many learned the hard way to prepare for the worst. >> it could have high winds for two days, and potentially higher than normal tides. it's low down to where we were on the beach, the beach stuff, we took everything up the hill and on the trailer, stick it in the garage, and when it goes by we truck it back out. >> reporter: the county has people on stands by. along with swift water re
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
city to north as atlantic city and one mile taking it north, closer to new york city. it really is all tracked dependant on what type of effects we will feel from the storm. we know this storm is going to produce surf. looking at the reports along the coastal sections of florida, 17-18-foot waves with gusts close to 30 miles an hour. that's gail force winds extending from the center. this is a historic storm potential for maryland, a long duration event. monday through wednesday, eastern bay flood risk is high. high winds, heavy rains, you got to keep it locked on channel 2. we will break down a track scenario, what to expect from each coming up in a little bit. >>> thank you very much. that is good, the two wild cards, precise place for the storm comes ashore, make preparations now and saturday sp sunday, looking okay w the storm arriving later than first thought, we are talking about a monday morning arrival, lingering in to tuesday, and wednesday. let's head to the news desk. >>> emergency managers throughout the state have planned for the worst with hurricane sandy coming our way.
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the heavy rain over ocean city. notice how everything is progressing. what i have to watch is what's going on over west virginia. this will shiest into the city -- shift into the city over the course of the evening. what happens after game time. what happens during the course of the game. the radar will be showing more of a shower variety as we go into the game. 54 right now, a drop in temperatures during the course of the dpai. 50 at 8:07. let's show you the seven-day. that's coming up in a little bit. >>> the old -- o's dropped a heartbreaker. >> time to get ready for game two. the o's prep for tonight's firsty. new game. >> let's bring in christian schaffer. game two. a resilient bunch. >> game one, i think you saw what the yankees have -- cc is a bath ya. all throughout the post season they're talking about trying to get this game back if baltimore. he wanted the home game for the fans. they got it. now he says he needs more support from the fans. >> i thought it took maybe some but the per flies. the players were good. it was everything i thought it would be and more. i was real
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
traffic cameras. if we can get a shot of that, you can see the waves coming up from ocean city. it's incredible. we're going to work on that. we're working on waiting on the governor. let's go over to mike masco and meteorologist wyatt everhart. >>> let's get to that first weather update. i tell you, hurricane sandy still a monster, monster storm. we're waiting for the fresh 5 p.m. update. we can see the storm clearly coming ashore southern new jersey. it's making landfall over the next hour or so. it's going to cross over central kept county delaware and come across through cease -- cease -- cecil, given the current movement of the storm. you see the size and scope of sandy, coming ashore at the southern tip of new jersey, basically rung up the delaware bay which may give it more time to maintain full strength, a little bit of additional water. now the huge storm surge we still anticipate being up here, central northern new jersey through the new england states and new york. again, we will have some of the worst rain and probably the worst rain in delaware and maryland. we will be t
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of this runs on donations and the most recent one is exceeding expectations. at party city on york road near towson, a dollar added to their much that goes directly to the baltimore child abuse center. >> they're saying, yes, we want to be a part of this and yes we want to make a difference. >> reporter: jennifer sacks is the owner of 11 stores and said this campaign has raised nearly $50,000 sense they started it in sent. the result far surpassing what they anticipated. >> when they come to the register, they're asked to make a donation. it's left open. weave seen $17 and $2 donations and some that hit $100 and in between. >> it's exceeded all of our expectat the executive director of the center is surprised and excited to see the amount of pledges already paid pie party city customers, a success he believes is driven by one of the worst sex abuse scandals. >> when they see penn state and the boy scouts, they want to stop something. the fact that they can do something locally oar doing so one dollar at a time, funding the fight against what we all saw in penn state right here at h
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
grandmother and four grandchildren are dead. >> the city had a very significant loss last evening with the matriarch of the family perished along with the four grandchildren. the fire is being investigated. we stand in support of the family as they try to get through this tragedy. >> it takes a tragedy like this to make people think of fire prevention. is my house safe. could i get out. until now fire deaths were down along with the number of fires and injuries. a program gave out free smoke alarms with a 10-year lithium batteries. they are hoping the 5200 they gave out last year will make a deference -- that and more education on what to do. >> we want people to call 311 to make sure the homes are protected with a working smoke alarm. secondly, don't use your oven to heat the home. not only is it a fire hazard but a health hazard, the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning. we want to pay void that at all cost -- avoid that at all costs. >> reporter: the city will canvass that neighborhood to make sure people have working smoke detectors. once you make that call, within a couple of hours
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 6:03pm EDT
. we do have the clouds but dry at present moment 62 degrees in the city. 63% humidity. that northeasterly wind will ab key component. it should be around 69 this time of the year. take a look. 52 in the city. frederick at 48. you notice some blue off in the lefthandf your tv screen. that's where temperatures will struggle to get into the 30s. brisk and cool. going into tonight 4 around 11:00. we wake up top mostly cloudy sky and another day we struggle to get out of the 50s with the possibility of a spot shower. clear overhead toward the south. we've been watching spot ni showers near -- spotty showers near anne arundel county. this is our animation of the radar showing us the steadier showers have been north and west of the city. that will clues through the course of this evening but eventually we're going to see some moisture swing in. that's why we are anticipating those scattered showers to be with us through really most of the game. future trend showing us at 8:00 spot ni showers. there play be a lill and another recharge of showers after midnight. so i think we get the
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. call 311 to get one. >> our hope is that we can continue educating the entire city of baltimore to encourage those who don't have them to take that step. a smoke alarm is as close as your fingertips. all you have to do is call 311. our firefighters will install a 10-year lithium smoke alarp. since that fire, august 2011, firefighters have installed about 5200 of those smoke detectors. you don't have to touch. it you don't have to replace batteries for 10 years and you can't take the batteries out. many take the battery out and forget to put it back. if you need or to get a presmoke detector, call the city's hotline at 311. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> fairly classic october weather today, temperatures reaching into the low 60s and upper 50s, not so bad. 55 in kent island. 56 in columbia. norrisville at 55 as you are in kingsville, a very temperate 58. to the north we have cold air, extending into southern can dparks sparking -- canada, sparking snow showers. that's an indication of the colder air that will make a brief shot. part of the colder air will get in and linger into
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Oct 29, 2012 5:30pm EDT
right on top of our area. let's show you some cameras. ocean city has been pummeled all day with a lot of anxiousness here. huge waves coming in. we're at low tide now at the end of this loop but we know what's coming. kent island, the weather continues to deteriorate. we think this side of the bay -- the bay surge will be slightly limited. we get three feet. that's not that bad for a hurricane this powerful. but a lot of that three neat or higher will be -- feet or higher will be piling up. the western shore making it worse for the eastern shore but all of us with enhanced high tides and keeping a sharp eye on the conowingo dam. this is on par withing with agnes. 1933 severe damage. that has some comparison there. hurricane agnes or also known as hurrican aggie. rain totals were over a foot from both agnes and the hurricane. agnes came in further north. ellicott city flooded out. so this is a historic type storm that will go down in history books with that recurving track. notice it toward connecticut. in this case it will be coming in closer to our sick area. the current tracks w
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
stephanie rawlings-blake back in august. he has been getting to know the city and a lot of the problems. many council members say he knows some of the problems. the council said he can ping where commissioner fred bealefeld left off. >> we have to focus, go back and have a greater focus on community engagement and property crimes, burglaries, robberies, thingses that impact the family, things that make them move ot or not come to the city. >> reporter: according to the councilman, he said one of the things he did do is he drove with him for about two hours where he identified a lot of the problems. he said some of the things are the small crimes that irritate people. so that's some of the questions he has to find out what he's going to do to solve some of the personal crimes. the hearing started about a minute ago. we'll hopefully have sound from anthony bats coming up. that is the setup, clear conditions over the east, new rain maker, rocketing toward areas north and east of canada. 50s, rather clear and cool. >> we first told you about the missing money trail of hal katz. joc
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
county and city. police say it was a similar mo in both cases as they would strong arm the suspects into a car, rob them and sexual assault at least two of the victims. it's a terrifying string of crimes that date back to the 25th. they arrested two suspects late last night. >> baltimore city detectives were able to get a partial tag. detectives from both jurisdictions worked together. they were able to identify the own are and connect one -- owner and connect one of the suspects. >> police believe there could be victims from other cases. dectives want to hear from you right away. >>> a pasadena man said he was trying to rescue exotic pets but anne arundel animal control said shane taylor let things get way out of hand so they took dozens of animals out of his home. >> reporter: kelly, anne arundel county, animal control removed 40 exotic animals. they ranged from parrots to clicns to pigs. animal control said the animals were not kept properly and didn't have access to proper food and water but shane said the animals were well cared for and would do nothing to hurt the animals. he
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, abc2news.com in the bronx. >>> orioles fever sweeping the city. >> a pep rally right here in charm city let out a clear they could hear -- cheer they could hear all the way to the bronx. >> mayor stephanie rawlings-blake led the rally. they continue to battle the yankees in the alds. >> what today is about is sending a message up 95 to let them know that we are behind them all the way. >> look at the mayor all decked out in her orange. they proudly showed their orange and black and proudly pose with the mascot. >> and for all the orioles news go to our website. you can browse our photo gallery and read about the game. >> not bad back here close to home. we have temperatures into the 60s. take a look at remembering -- glen burnie. a nice looking shot at 61 degrees. humidity is bone dry. we're 70 degrees warmer than yesterday evening. cool hair comes in by tonight and will be with us tomorrow. forecast 7:30. the temperatures will be dropping. there is a chance of a spot shower. it's going to be more on the cool side. take a look at the forecast. back close to home, 60 degrees. we're
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
what the baltimore city council wants to find out. they took part on a bill that could bring grades to the restaurants in the city. some owners don't like the idea brandon scott said the good operators shouldn't be worried. >> they have nothing to worry about. we have places along that corridor that have been closed down several times and that aren't the cleanest but the average citizen doesn't know that because there is no way for them to know what is going on. >> reporter: and the measure would ask that the health department to start posting inspections online. >> it was the most tweeted political event in history. last night the first debate focused on the economy. the president tried to keep focus on the benefits of the affordable health care and romney's tax care but romney attacked the president for being partisan and not doing enough to close the deficit. >> the format lent itself to one or the other candidates, he took that opportunity. he set the standard. i think the -- i didn't think the president was rusty as much as i don't think anybody talked to him like that over the
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
who work in baltimore city. we found more than 200 red light and speed camera violations handed to district drivers. they racked up more than $10,000 in fines. both districts pay more than 300 contractors and they don't have to report camera violations. >> we had not found out about any of our contractors getting tickets because they're in the required to notify us contractually. >> they do hold a tight line on their employees. >> but you don't know for sure. >> not at this moment. >> tonight at 11, you can watch. we'll explain why discipline is an issue. in the meantime check out our full investigation online. you'll find it in the investigator section at abc2news.com. in baltimore county, nearly half the speed cameras issued to school buss were handed out because of school zones. joce sterman, abc2 news. >>> we're going to introduce you to a girl who's always giving 110%. >> our bel air-da student athlete of the week. >> and some mist and fog around maryland now but we're watching what we believe will become super storm sandy getting set to become a monster nor'easter, the detail
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that resulted in the arrest of the two suspects. the city case yielding a lead. >> baltimore city detectives were able to get a tag. they began to work together investigating themes incidents. they were able to identify the owner of the vehicle used and connect one of the suspects to the owner. >> reporter: pat least one of the -- at least one of the suspects should go before a judge. police want people to see -- there may be others. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> although there is no way to garn tee your safety on the street, there are things you can do. you need to always be awar of your surroundings. don't have your head walking down at the phone. keep both hands free. it's a good idea to carry a whistle or some pepper spray. if a car pulls up right next to you, turn around and walk in the opposite direction. if someone approaches you, look for a lighted window and wave and shout making sure someone is watching you. >>> baltimore county police said a 23-year-old firefighter anthony cottle faces charges that he sexually abused a 14-year-old boy. he said cottle attacked him after
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. big changes coming up. >> thank you. today a city mourned as four small children and their grandmother were laid to rest. than and i her four grandchildren were remembered as loving people. today nearly a thousand folks packed the church to pay their respects and mourn as the city deals with the horrible tragedy. >> [inaudible] . >> i love you and i [inaudible] . >>> they were buried together. in the meantime authorities still trying to determine the cause of the fire. >> abc 2news investigators went to the top for answers on the orioles playoff tickets. fans have been e-mailing us about the team's policy not to refund a six dollar processing fee per order. the attorney general said you are out of luck. if you want that -- the fee refund because the team stated its policy before you clicked on check out. >>> a student's personal loss leads to great things for other families with cancer. rachel got the news that her dad had cancer, a rare form. he pass away just 13 months later. the loss was hard for her being so far from home at school. >> i felt helpless and i really wante
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
city of baltimore has taken steps. there are several things you can do. first, they say make sure you have a battery powered radio, flashlights and enough water to last three days. make sure to clear debris from your neighborhood storm drains. >>> sandy is already makes its mark on florida. tropical storm warnings have been issued. we'll take you live to delray beach and check in with our sister station for the latest. >>> he had come to visit family members on leave from the military. >> but the 24-year-old sailor had his trip and life cut short last week when he was gunned down in baltimore. >> reporter: at this point police have no suspects and few witnesses to the shooting. they just know someone fired multiple shots killing the sailor before driving away. tucked inside the road, betty heard the distinctive sounds of gunfire. >> me and my friends heard five gunshots. >> reporter: when she opened the streed someone on marbourn avenue asked for help. he said get me a towel. he said i don't think he will make it. >> reporter: 24-year-old alonzo gladden died. police say gladden was he
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
he were an official of some sort. he was with the state or the city or the local energy company. >> reporter: but after a quick check of the attic, windows and doors, the so-called auditor turned on a hard sale and said they ned to bee a $4,000 solar plaimpg cet for the attic. >> i was mad that he misdieded us. >> reporter: debbie was just one victim of what the consumer fed raising of america calls an energy audit scam. >> scam ares sndz consumers postcards, make phone calls, offering free energy audits that will save them hundreds a month. >> reporter: grant says the auditors often apply they're with a government agency or utility company. >> their intpt is to sell them things like heat barriers, which actually do save them. >> reporter: and shoddy work could be the result. these pictures were taken inside a home where the owner fell for a free energy scam and paid the company to put in insulation. turns out the company was unlicensed and never returned to finish the job. >> we've seen cases where the work has not been completed fully or people were not benefiting. >> reporter
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Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm EDT
upper 40s to the north and west. this is the scenario k temperatures dropping off sharply. the city including the zoo, we should stay above the freezing mark overnight. there will be frost in the morning in areas to the north and west. we will talk about how the entire weekend unfolds, so much going on, here at the zoo and across the state over the weekend. we have the details coming up. daniel got the thrill of his life by throwing out the first pitch in 15 years. big on nor. >> the orioles -- honor. >> brawn brian kuebler is here with more on how the baltimore blast are looking to score a goal against bullying. >> reporter: giving daniel the hop nor of throwing out the first pitch sunday night, spoke up against bullying, each louder than this stadium sounded, over the first two games. now, just a week later, the baltimore blast is blocking the lean with its own nod to the shooting victim. >> it hit home. it's in our backyard right now. er we got the stop and be able to put our arms around kids, that are getting picked on and say everything is going to be later. >> reporter: which
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
haven't seen it you have to check out abc's show "the list." >> charm city cake decorating takes it to a new level. how does it brew such great coffee? well, inside the brewer are these green fields of coffee, actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. it's heavy lifting. you start with a democratic senator named ben. by getting bwi-marshall funding for new runways, he's helping us serve 21 million passengers a year, which helps keep 100,000 jobs that depend on the airport, and that means more cargo for more businesses and more skycaps unloading more taxis... welcome to bwi. ...carrying families with more luggage. thanks. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approve this message. >>> we are committed to giving you the information you need. we are bringing you five-minute one on one interviews with the candidates. joining me is senator ben cardin. talk to the voters. >> first, thank you for makerring this time available. i'm proud to represent the people of maryland standing up for their valu
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
has been in labor for 15 years, but last night charm city finally gave birth to a playoff. >> as soon as i get lunch, i'm going to the ballpark. the shirts could have been $100 and i still would have bought it. >> reporter: it's been a tough few years. getting lost in the passion for his hometown team a breeder from life outside the two white lines. >> baseball got me through a whole lot of things, deployment. i lost my wife recently and baseball really, the orioles baseball really got me through a lot. this means so much. >> especially after so long. it's something they want to fuel in the coming days waiting for his playoff orioles order to arrive. >> this is our first experience with the playoffs. we figure it's been quite awhile. >> this is post season. >> reporter: he predered just about every combination of shirt or otherwise, a month ago, a financial and risky bet but one the small business own are knew then and new could pay off. >> there are so many different scenarios. i'm trying to stay out of a mental institution. we're up all night trying to figure it out. so it's quite a
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Oct 30, 2012 5:30pm EDT
visitors to start coming back to ocean city tomorrow. >> good. >> thank you. things can be rebuilt. >> let's go to break. we'll be right back. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. ?iel' be honest with you. i don't know what day it is, what month it is after looking at this. frostburg where they're still seeing plenty of snow and it's still falling at this hour. >> we're concerned with flooding and getting the lights on for some folks. >> let's check in with meteorologist wyatt everhart. >>> sandy continue times act the state with snow to the west, rain showers and mixed snow showers across northern parts of central maryland. we've got pretty big waves there.
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Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
thankful this isn't -- the most serious is north of us in new jersey and new york city. >> that doesn't mean we were spared. sandy left her mark on downed trees. >> we have two people who have been killed, two from car accidents. one man died what he tree fell on top of him. nationally we have 39 people dying because of this storm so far. >> most of us are just dealing with the podges -- power outages and the cleanup but one family is grieving the death of a father. people have been coming by looking at the home. it's been devastating for the family. >> reporter: the pasadena man who died in the storm was standing in his kitchen when it happened. a large tree in his fronts yard snapped, crashing into the house killing 74-year-old donald ulman. we caught up with cannata's son. he said their last conversation will haunt him for some time. >> was standing in the doorway. he said what's the matter, son. said i'm a little nervous. the trees are swaying. what's your big concern. that a tree might fall on us pop. that's the last i seen of him. he was killed in the kitchen. >> reporter:
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >>> you remember when isabelle hit in baltimore city, there was a lot of flooding . that's where the condition is with sandy on the way and flooding in fells point and downtown. >> they are prepping. brian kuebler is live in fells point where they are starting to fill the sand bags. >> reporter: we know one of the most vulnerable parts of the city during storms is right here in fells point. it's why the city dutched a pile of sand at the pier for residents and businesses to get sandbags. workers are giving away six bags peperson and checking ids to keep track of that. it will go on until 9:00 and do so until 9:00 tomorrow night. they want folks to be ready because this storm could have a quote isabelle-type storm surge. a possibility many business open rs down here are well aware -- owners down here are well aware of. >> we have the tv channels and looking at the models. it doesn't look good. >> what goes through your mind? >> a lot of prayers. >> reporter: now, in an hour, the city will open two more locations like this one, is sand distribution locations, one a few blocks away.
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Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
entire city of baltimore. we have our firefighters from every fire station, engine and fire truck on ground going to the immediate communities door- to-door checking with residents to make certain they have working smoke alarms. >> reporter: as firefighters install smoke alarms in resident's homes near the devastating fire residents are appreciative. >> it is a good move. they have been here all day on saturday. >> reporter: residents are in shock of the devastating loss in the community. she came by to pay respects. >> i heard about the terrible fire and tragedy that happened here. it touched my heart. i have children and grandchildren. i just wanted to leave something here to let them know that i'm praying for them all. >> reporter: for those city residents in need of a smoke detector call 311. >> find has been set up to help the family. it will take them time and money to get back on their feet. you can donate at any bank of america branch to the funeral association. >>> developing story tonight. we first told you about it this afternoon through our mobile app. this afternoon we g
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm EDT
the whole team. what we specifically do downtown, it's amazing. i drew up in the city. but i dprow up in new york and people do want to come to downtown baltimore. >>> let's take a look. we'll show you new york city got a little time lapse photography. a blend of sunshine and clouds. things look to be dry. there could be maybe a spot shower. we'll talk about that in one second. take a look at annapolis. beautiful, beautiful sky line. another shot we have for you. here's the shot. presently at the current moment 67 degrees if town. notice the humidity values around 45% and dropping. that's because of that westerly wind at nine that's dragging in the drier air and will cool us down as we go into tonight. 68 degrees. should be right around 69 degrees. we're on par for average. once again going below average. 66 east son. 66 dover. d.c. hit 70. notice cool hair. hagerstown down to 63 degrees. s in the -- notice the winds. that plan are reflects some wind, cool conditions. 8:00 60 degrees. 53 and on our way to overnight lows down to 41 degrees. it's clear overhead for now. you notice a com
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
while in custody but it was ruled he died of blunt force trauma a. >> baltimore city police shot a man in east baltimore. it happened in the 1500 block of eastlandville. police say officers responded to a call and when they arrived the suspect engaged them. >> one of the officers fired in defense and d. strike the suspect. the president ran up a block up the road. the activity was broadcast over the radio. others heard gun shots the first officer. the suspect was struck once in the leg. officers recovered a hand gun from the scene. they are rewaiting to hear his name. >> you want to smell the bakery, not smoke. but this is what took two and a half hours to put this out. with the four alarm fire back in june not even a block away. people who live here are concerned. >> every time i hear a fire truck or fire alarm it gets me so scared. i think are these people okay, is anyone hurt. is the building going to collapse. i mean just so many things. >> the cause of the fire still under investigation. right now fire officials don't suspect arson. >> would posted letter grades make a differe
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